In the spirit of optimism, looking forward to the days when I have my full license and a free week or two, I’ve been looking at the pyrenees. They’re my favourite range of mountains, and the appear to have a wealth of unactivated 10 pointers. On closer examination though, I see the odd potential issue.
It is possible that these things have been covered in discussion threads elsewhere, but I can’t easily find them now and I didn’t spot any relevant sections in the rules or association references.
Some summits appear to fail the 150m prominence requirement.
F/PO-015, L’Épaule du Marboré is a subsidiary summit (is that the correct term?) of F/PO-002, Pic du Marboré. It only rises ~60m or so above the key col between the two. Similarly, F/PO-021, La Tour du Marboré only rises ~70m above the key col between it an F/PO-002.
Assuming I haven’t made a mistake here (and if I have, what did I miss?), what’s the routine for sorting this out? Mention it here? Email the association manager? (more generally, how is prominence of a peak verified? manually? trusting lists compiled by other organisations?)
Where a summit falls into two associations (F/PO-008 and EA2/HU-009 Le Taillon, though there are plenty of examples here as the national border runs though a bunch of high peaks), does it count as the same peak, or does it become a 20-pointer after a bit of a walk over the border? I’m sure this has been asked recently as the same issue must pop up in plenty of other associations, but I can’t seem to find any sort of ‘official’ response.
Thanks in advance.
edit: I spotted an old thread on a similar subject: Prominence of French Summits?
It has a link to the old reflector which apparently lead to a more up-to-date discussion on the French summits but of course that link no longer works.